Aubrey Morgan was the older brother of Trevil Morgan and, after a brief career with Glamorgan, as well as his family’s business in Cardiff, Aubrey became a diplomat in the United States.
The amateur was a useful all-rounder and shrewd captain with Cardiff CC and during July 1929, he answered an SOS from Glamorgan to lead the county in their away match against Nottinghamshire. Neither Johnnie Clay, Norman Riches or Trevor Arnott were available for the visit to Trent Bridge so Aubrey – who had previously played for the Welsh county against Oxford University in 1928 and Cambridge University at the start of the 1929 season – led the team, despite having never played before in a Championship match.
After losing the toss, Aubrey partnered Jack Mercer with the new ball but his Championship debut only lasted thirty minutes as after bowling half a dozen overs, he strained a hamstring and limped off the field, leaving Eddie Bates. With Glamorgan down to just one seamer, and a host of spin bowlers it was no surprise that Nottinghamshire subsequently won by an innings and 327 runs.
Aubrey duly recovered and played twice more for Glamorgan, besides appearing for Wales against the MCC at Lord`s during 1929 before emigrating to the United States and becoming a Diplomat based in New York.
MORGAN, Aubrey Niel
Born – Llandaff, 30th January 1904.
Died – Ridgfield, Washington, 14th December 1985.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 35 v Oxford University at The Parks, 1928; 2/93 v Yorkshire at Hull, 1929.